Pay Homage to National Parks 25 Cents at a Time

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Image credit: The United States Mint

The area now contained in Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas has been a favorite destination since Thomas Jefferson sent a group of explorers there in 1804. Now, patrons of that National Park—and national parks in general—can show their appreciation with the latest edition of America the Beautiful Quarters.Audubon writes:

It may seem odd to start with a lesser known place like Hot Springs, but actually, it's the oldest national park, established four decades before Yellowstone. And its namesake hot springs, whose water scientists say is 4,000 years old, draws plenty of visitors each year and provides 700,000 gallons of water daily.

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